Samsung is one of the biggest players in today’s smartphone world, and after the release of the Galaxy S7, that reputation has nothing but increased in a rocket speed. But not getting carried away by the massive success, the South Korean tech conglomerate has already started production of the next generation flagship device and in the process started the mass production of company’s new system chips.
According to company’s claim, this semiconductor has been designed using the 10 nanometer technology and the Korean tech giant is the first one to develop such chipsets. The Vice President of the Samsung Electronics, Jong Shik Yoon, said at the launch event,”The industry’s first mass production of 10nm FinFET technology demonstrates our leadership in advanced process technology.” The 10nm SoC technology will be officially launched early next year and a new device, most probably the upcoming Galaxy S8, will use these new chipsets.
This brand new 10nm chipset consists of an advanced 3D transistor structure and upgradation has been done in both design enablement and process technology over the current 14nm chipsets, to improve the handset’s performance. With this brand new SoC, Samsung is hoping to increase the smartphone performance by 27 percent and to decrease the power consumption by 40 percent.
Though the company has not declared anything officially about these new 10nm semiconductors being housed in the upcoming Galaxy S8, the pundits are being optimistic as the chipsets are due to make their debut early next year. Since the Korean company always launches their coveted “S” series smartphones on the first half of the year, these assumptions are looking more reliable.
Another major reason why Samsung has designed this 10nm chipset is to compensate its massive profit losses due to the production halt of Galaxy Note 7 devices. Galaxy Note 7 has suffered critical, commercial and even legal backlash for its life-threatening design flaw which causes the devices to explode unexpectedly.